George Dashwood attended the annual meeting of
the Forest History Association of British Columbia in Prince George,
Sept 2009. While on the fieldtrip, the 97-year-old Dashwood was able to
share his memories with those on the bus. The next day, David Brownstein
sat down with George for a more extended conversation centred on
George’s experiences growing up in B.C. during the 1920s, and looking
for work as a woodsman in the 1930s. Before the interview, George had
recently suffered a stroke that impaired his ability to communicate
numbers, but his memory of events remained unaffected. This two-hour
conversation is presented here as an 8-minute series of highlights, and a much longer 48-minute version.
Citation: Brownstein, David. "Oral History: George Dashwood. 'You wouldn’t been any closer if you were gonna kiss a girl!'" NiCHE Forest History Interviews. 18 September 2009.